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Won (KRW) is the currency in South Korea

Facts about Won

  • Country:
    South Korea
  • Currency:
    Won
  • Currency code (ISO 4217):
    KRW
  • Short for the currency:
  • Currency subunits:
    100 chŏn

The South Korean won was introduced in 1962 and comes in 4 coins and 4 banknotes. It is issued by the Bank of Korea.

Where is South Korea?


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South Korea is located on the Korean Peninsula with borders to North Korea. The country is one the worlds most densely populated countries with 48 million people. The country is a democracy and are said to be the most democratic asian country. The economy is market-oriented and the 13th largest economy in the world.

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